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The Ohio Department of Health updates its numbers every afternoon on the spread of COVID-19. As of Sunday, March 29, 2020 ODH reports 29 Ohioans have died from COVID-19. There are 1,653 confirmed cases. The number of people hospitalized stands at 403. The state has created a new dashboard to provide people with more data on the outbreak. 

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Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Ohio

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This map will be updated daily following the release of new data from the Ohio Department of Health.

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Feb. 19:

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Feb. 14:

Two more possible case of coronavirus in Ohio came back negative this week. A third person is currently being tested.

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A Central Ohio man teaching in China said he’s ending his contract to come home early amid growing concerns about the quickly spreading coronavirus


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Due to fears of coronavirus, three Case Western Reserve University students who were studying abroad in China will not finish out the academic year there. 

The Case Western undergrads are part of a year-long study program in China. They were on winter break when the university learned of the novel coronavirus. One student was already in the U.S. The other two were in Taiwan. The university helped those students get back to the country.

Meanwhile, Cleveland State University, The University of Akron and Kent State University are restricting school sponsored travel to China. 


Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, Feb. 6:

The Ohio Dept. of Health is investigating another potential case of novel coronavirus. The agency reiterates the risk to Ohioans of contracting the disease remains low and there are no confirmed cases in the state.

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Feb. 5:

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, Feb. 3:

Two Miami University students do not have the novel coronavirus, the Ohio Health Department confirmed Sunday night.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Jan. 31:

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, Jan. 29:

Updated 3:15 p.m.

The Butler County Health Department says two Miami University students are being monitored for the coronavirus. The students had recently traveled to China.

A fifth U.S. case of coronavirus has been confirmed, this one in Arizona's Maricopa County. A statement released on Sunday from the Arizona Department of Health Services described the patient as "a member of the Arizona State University community who does not live in university housing."